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Information Technology Technical Associate

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New Applicants:  Please create an account at http://jobs.uis.edu.  Once account is created, you will need to click on the Civil Service page and click “Apply Now” from this job posting which will give you access to the Civil Service employment application forms.  Once the pre-approval and application forms are complete, submit an exam request form to apply.

Returning Applicants:  Please login to your profile at http://jobs.uis.edu, ensure your civil service employment application is up to date, and submit an exam request form to apply.

All Applicants:  To properly evaluate your qualifications for this position, your online application must include a complete employment history detailing duties, education and certifications.  Note that a resume cannot substitute for the information required on the official application form.

For full consideration, applicants must be residents of the State of Illinois. 

College Transcripts and Veteran’s Preference Eligibility:  College transcripts and military discharge documentation (DD214, DD215, and NGB22) must be uploaded with the online application.  Human Resources will not accept faxed, e-mailed, or hand delivered documentation to our office.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  August 8, 2014


Failure to list or accurately describe work experience or failure to submit college transcripts by deadline date may result in an applicant not being admitted to the exam.

This position may require pre-employment screening pursuant to the UIS Pre-Employment Policy.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Functional Summary:

This person will use an advanced knowledge of a broad set of technologies and development methodologies to provide technical and programming expertise for both existing and new applications. Using object-oriented analysis techniques, this person will analyze and document project requirements, write code for user interfaces, participate in testing throughout the development process and work to ensure that the development process is completed successfully within project deadlines. This person will network with personnel in the University of Illinois technical community and be expected to be able to work largely independently, yet share their expertise with others.

This is an application developer position reporting to the Assistant Director of Enterprise Application Services within ITS.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform design, analysis and SQA activities according to the software development lifecycle best practices.
  2. Perform coding activities according to the software development lifecycle best practices.
  3. Research and resolve flow of information and system issues, as well as respond to bug reports.
  4. Address customer requests.
  5. Extract content from various University applications and integrate that content into CMS, LMS, Campus Portal and mobile platforms.
  6. Design and support desktop databases.
  7. Research, test and provide recommendations for emerging technologies.
  8. Perform other related duties as assigned.


This position requires the technical knowledge to integrate multiple systems together, taking content from one source and transferring it to other sources/devices. Familiarity with software architecture patterns such as Model View Controller (MVC) is a critical component of this position, as well. Organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task and prioritize projects, while continuing to provide effective assistance and support to ensure daily operational needs are met. This position requires knowledge of best practices for the Web and mobile environments including accessibility, usability standards and standards compliance.

Personal Relationship:

This position interacts with University and departmental faculty/staff/students and other internal/external constituencies to obtain/provide information to facilitate operations and services administered by the department. Communication is accomplished via phone, in-person and electronic communications. Strong interpersonal skills are required to fulfill all assigned duties and responsibilities that serve to meet the highest standards of professionalism established by the University and the department.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:


  1. Any combination totaling three years from the following categories:
    1. Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related setting
    2. College course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
      • 60 semester hours or Associate’s Degree equals one year
      • 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s Degree equals two years
  2. Demonstrated experience or course work in one or more of: .NET/C#, PHP, Java, Objective C.
  3. Demonstrated experience or course work with JavaScript.

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job:

  1. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  2. Knowledge of the systems and operations used within the areas and departments of responsibility.
  3. Ability to oversee and coordinate activities of user groups.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with other colleagues, supervisors, administrative staff and other IT users.
  5. Ability to identify and resolve technical problems.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate and professionally interact with all staff levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with AD/LDAP, shell (DOS, Powershell), Bash/KSH/CSH.
  2. Experience with version control software, such as Git, Subversion.
  3. Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL).
  4. Experience working with HTML5, CSS3, AJAX and/or JavaScript.
  5. Experience maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
  6. Experience in mobile application development in iOS and/or Android.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work in a flexible, team-oriented environment with clear verbal and written communication skills

Environmental Demands:

Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with regular occasions of walking to other classrooms, labs and/or offices on campus to maintain equipment and provide instruction and support. Candidates should be able to lift and transport computer equipment. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10 to 20 pounds routinely.

Contact ITS

  • 217.206.TECH
    Toll Free: (877) 847-0443
    Email: techsupport@uis.edu
  • Media Lab
  • UHB Computer Lab
  • UIS Information Security
    Email: InfoSec@uis.edu

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